Washburn downs Fort Fairfield to stay perfect

9 years ago

Girls’ Basketball

Washburn kept its perfect season intact, the Fort Fairfield Tigers bounced back from a loss to the Beavers by tacking on two more wins and the Ashland Hornets are still in search of their first victory in a wrap-up of last week’s girls basketball action in the Class D ranks.

The Washburn team is currently 10-0 and atop the Heal Point standings in its division. The team faces a light upcoming schedule, with a game planned for tonight at home against Easton and not another coming up until next Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Hodgdon.
Fort Fairfield is in fourth with its 7-1 record — one slot behind 8-4 Easton, a team the Tigers have beaten both times this season. However, coach Larry Gardner’s Fort Fairfield squad has played two fewer games than most other teams in its division.
Central Aroostook has now won three in a row and improved to 7-4. The Panthers find themselves in 12th place in the division, with the top 15 moving on to the playoffs. Ashland dropped a couple more games and is 0-10 heading into Thursday’s home game against Limestone-MSSM.
The Presque Isle Wildcats have now won three in a row following their lone loss Dec. 30 to Mount Desert Island. PI, which played Fort Kent at home Tuesday, stood third in the Eastern Maine Class B rankings with its 10-1 record heading into that game.
Summaries of games played through Monday, Jan. 12 are as follows:
Easton 47, Katahdin 39 — Madison Leach and Hannah Ferris combined for 22 points Monday in Stacyville, powering the Bears to the win over the Cougars. Leach tallied 12 and Ferris 10 for Easton, while Molly Cunningham had 12 for 6-6 Katahdin.
Wisdom 48, Ashland 20 — Following a tie at the end of the first quarter, the Pioneers ran away with the win at St. Agatha Monday, keeping the Hornets winless on the season.
Melanie Bellefleur and Rhylee Wright each scored 13 points for the winners. Sophie Theriault led Ashland with six points and Laura Sturgeon chipped in with five.
Central Aroostook 69, Southern Aroostook 49 — Karli Levesque scored a career-high 28 points, 22 coming in the first half, as the Panthers gradually pulled away from the Warriors Monday in Dyer Brook.
Molly Anthony also established a career best 25 points for the Panthers. Central Aroostook made 26 of 30 free throws in the victory.
Kennedi Smith scored 19 points to lead Southern Aroostook.
Washburn 79, Madawaska 25 —Washburn led by 17 points after the first quarter and cruised from there on the road Monday as they reached the double-digit mark in victories without a loss.
Joan Overman paced Washburn with 25 points and Mackenzie Worcester added 22. Laina Mette chipped in with 14 and Grace Braley netted 10.
Desiree Belanger sparked Madawaska with 13 points.
Presque Isle 85, Foxcroft 34 — Hannah Graham fired in 18 of her 20 points in the first half and 10 of her teammates reached the scoring column in the convincing home win Saturday.
Krystal Kingsbury led the charge with 21 points, while Emily Wheaton chipped in with 10 for the Wildcats. Five different Wildcat players drained two three-pointers apiece in the contest.
Grace Bickford had 12 points to pace Foxcroft.
Fort Fairfield 44, Ashland 31 — Meg Jellison and Taylor Churchill had 14 points each Saturday in a road win at Ashland. Sturgeon paced Ashland with 15 points.
Central Aroostook 75, Hodgdon 24 — The sister combination of Kassie and Karli Levesque spearheaded the Panther offensive attack Friday, combining for 46 points in a home win over Hodgdon.
Freshman Kassie Levesque scored 24, her varsity high, while junior Karlie added 22. Anthony chipped in with 13 more and Kelsey Dominique netted eight.
Hannah Sherman led the Hawks with 11 points.
Fort Fairfield 47, Easton 34 — At Fort Fairfield Thursday, the Tigers held Easton to 10 points in the first half with a great defensive effort to open up a 17-point advantage en route to the victory in a game matching two of the top teams in EM Class D.
Chelsey Pelkey led the Tigers with 17 points while Jellison had 11 and Kayla Giberson 10.
Ferris led Easton with 12 points.
Central Aroostook 49, Limestone-MSSM 40 — Kassie Levesque led all scorers with 19 points and her sister, Karli, scored 13 more to lead CA past Limestone-MSSM Thursday.
Jackie Peers and Kassie Albert each scored 11 points for the Eagles.
Washburn 47, Fort Fairfield 44 — The Beavers and Tigers both entered the game with undefeated records, but host Washburn came out on top last Tuesday in a game that wasn’t decided until the final minute.
Worcester scored 19 points and Overman added 14, including a basket and free throw to help the Beavers take the lead down the stretch. Washburn led by eight points midway through the fourth quarter before the Tigers fought back late.
Fort Fairfield was led by Teresa Maynard’s 14 points and Jellison’s 10.

The Wildcats rolled over the Vikings in Caribou last Tuesday as Graham and Kingsbury notched 18 points each and Wheaton and Jordi Legassie came off the bench to score 13 and 11, respectively.
Jenna Boucher was Caribou’s leading scorer with nine points.